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Eversheds Sutherland

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Northern Ireland: Human resources

Employment - ranked: tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland's client base has expanded to include a number of leading local, national and international companies. The team advises on the employment aspects of corporate transactions, as well as defending employers against sensitive tribunal claims. It is also handling a growing number of executive-level employment cases and immigration issues. Practice head Lisa Bryson specialises in TUPE matters and diversity and fair employment issues, among others.

Practice head(s):Lisa Bryson


'The team provides pragmatic advice and feels like a natural extension of the in-house team. They are available at short notice, and come back quickly with practical solutions.'

Key Clients

British Broadcasting Corporation

Flybe Limited

Northern Ireland Hospice

Sky UK Limited

Marks & Spencer plc

Brakes / Pallas Foods

Lloyds Banking Group

Walsin Limited

Hannon Transport Limited

MPS (Solutions) Limited (part of Westrock)

Work highlights

  • Providing advice to the BBC in relation to employment law, including assisting with equal pay-related matters.
  • Representing Flybe in a complaint of discrimination on the grounds of gender and marital status issued by a senior male cabin crew member.
  • Advising Perwyn Private Equity on the employment aspects of its £60m investment into a Northern Ireland-based leading global rental specialist Lowe Refrigeration.
  • Acting for Marks & Spencer in relation to its tribunal matters in Northern Ireland.
  • Advising Northern Ireland Hospice on a range of employment law matters.

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Northern Ireland: Real estate

Commercial property
Commercial property - ranked: tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland counts a number of global companies with large Northern Irish property portfolios among its clients. The team also specialises in acting for landlords and tenants, advising on commercial, industrial, retail and office leases. Other areas of strength include advising on acquisitions and disposals of property and property development and financing, particularly in the renewable energy, logistics and retail sectors. Gareth Planck leads the team.

Practice head(s):Gareth Planck


'Eversheds Sutherland has efficient service, a mix of specialisms, and a local and national presence.'

'The team understands the clients' requirements quickly and highlights the relevant points, taking the time to walk through them.'

Key Clients

Perwyn Private Equity

Allied Irish Bank plc

DFS Trading


Collins Aerospace

Bestseller – Vila and SOFORA

Wolseley UK

Smiths Metals UK

Work highlights

  • Advised Perwyn on the real estate aspects of its £60m investment into Lowe Refrigeration.
  • Advising AIB on the property elements pertaining to a multimillion-pound term loan agreement with Antrim Wind Energy to fund Brookfield’s acquisition of ten newly constructed wind turbines in County Antrim.
  • Advising DFS on the acquisition and development of a new distribution and logistics centre in Mallusk, County Antrim.
  • Advising McDonald’s on the acquisition of new leasehold premises in Foyleside Shopping Centre, Londonderry.
  • Advising the major US corporation on the acquisition by way of lease of a new logistics centre in Kilkeel, County Down.

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